Photo: Martin Wälde
We promote cultural exchange between Germany and Lebanon. We initiate film series, exhibitions, concerts, seminars and festivals which involve bilateral artistic production, reception and reflection.
“Perspectives” is the new online multimedia magazine of the Goethe-Institutes in the Region North Africa and Middle East. In cooperation with “Qantara.de”, “Perspectives” will be published quarterly in Arabic, German, English and French, each time with a focus on a compelling topic.
© Goethe-Institut Libanon
BACKSTORY The Film Residency, in cooperation with Beirut Art Residency (BAR) and Metropolis Cinema supports young filmmakers from the Middle East, North Africa and Germany.
© Public Works
Goethe-Institut Libanon introduced an IDEAS BOX in 2017 to support displaced and marginalised children and young people who have limited or no access to libraries or other sources of informal education.
The BibBus, provided by the Goethe-Institut Lebanon, brings books, games, and entertainment to refugee children and adolescents in Lebanon to stir their creativity and imagination and to provide them with sustainable access to education.
© Alia Haju
Syrian artists need support, especially in exile. Therefore the Goethe-Institut Lebanon is cooperating the Syrian organisation Ettijahat – Independent Culture and providing cultural grants for artists.
German books translated into Arabic. Information and background information about authors, publishers, translators and book market.
© Mwafak Maklad
In 2016, the Goethe-Institut Lebanon opened a music school to sponsor and support musical training for talented Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian children and adolescents in Lebanon.
© Goethe-Institut, Grafik: René Arbeithuber
As part of the “My book – my teacher” project, over 24,500 books are to be handed out for free to refugee children, allowing them to partake in literature and thereby kindling the joy of reading.